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Support Worker - Waking Nights

  • Location: Beaconsfield
  • Ref: FS05967
  • Closing date: 28 January 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: £16,851 - £17,778

The opportunity

Direct Care has been established to support adults, and those with a disability, to enjoy active lives and remain independent within their homes and communities. Our services offer choice, support opportunity and independence, and help people get the best out of life.

About us

Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.

Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.

About the role

To support vulnerable adults with different needs in a person centred and dignified way to help them get what they need and want from the service to make their day enjoyable and meaningful.
In this role you will provide appropriate emotional, social and physical support for clients.

You will assist clients in an individual, person centred way, to ensure they can make meaningful choices, take part in a range of activities and live their lives as fully and independently as possible.

You will be part of a team whose aim is to encourage the development of clients’ strengths and interests within a structured environment in which clients feel secure and empowered.

Please see the job description for further information.

The working hours are 9.30pm-7.30am

All waking night employees graded Range 6 and below (those whose working time includes the hours between midnight and 5.00 a.m.) will be paid at time and one third.


About you

You will need to be able to communicate in different ways to ensure that clients’ needs and wishes are understood and to deal sensitively and appropriately with any challenging behaviours.

Ideally, you will have some knowledge and experience of adult social care, but more importantly you must be motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable adults with a commitment to delivering a high quality service.

The success candidate will have the ability to show initiative and take responsibility for actions, be flexible and work well as part of a team.

Good communication and written skills are essential to write records including support plans.

Other Information

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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